Index

Symbols

3D setup 4

adventurers 10 advocates, player 37 Al-Arqas described 17 points of interest 17 shops in 17 alchemical substances

71, 77 Alchemy 14 allegiance accepting, rejecting 83 advantages of 81 and experience points 82 breaking 83 chatting within 85 described 81 rank 84 swearing 82 titles 84 Aluvian names 8

towns 19, 21, 25 Aluvians default skills 7 described 7 ammunition 45 A'mun Desert 17 appraising armor 45 items 39

appraising (continued) magic items 74 weapons 45 archers attributes and skills of 8 described 8 armor strategy 53 types of 45, 53-54 wearing 45 Armoredillos 57 Asheron's Call 3D setup 4 back story 1 exiting 4 FAQ 6 installing 2

installing software for 3 playing on the Zone 4 subscribing to 4 uninstalling 5 assessing characters 37 attacking opponents 46 attributes. See also attributes and skills primary 10 raising 12, 13 secondary 12

viewing attribute credits 13 attributes and skills adjusting 8

and experience points 50 and professions 8 raising 50 Aurochs 57 Auto Target 46

Backpack button 39, 41 back story 1 Banderlings 57 blademasters attributes and skills of 9 described 9 blips, Compass 35 Burden indicator 42 buttons Backpack 39, 41 button with dove 46 Examine 36, 47 Magic 71 Map 34

Skills and Attributes

13, 50 Social Systems 82, 86 Spells in Effect 75 buying 42-43

camera keys 35 cattle 57

character creation 7-15 Character Image 40 character levels 15 characters. See also professions applying experience points to 50 assessing 37 custom 8. See also custom characters described 7

characters (continued) examining 37 professions 8 resurrecting 48 Chat box 37 Chat menu 37 chat poses 38 chatting ignoring messages 38 with other characters 37 within allegiances 85 within fellowships 85, 87 clothing and jewelry 40 combat 44-56 Combat Bar 46 combat mode 46 Compass described 35 identifying blips on 35 components, spell 71 containers 41 Cooking 14 Coordination characters most needing 11 described 11 counterspells 78 cows 57

Creature Enchantment 68 currency 42 custom characters attributes and skills of 10 described 10 customizing your keyboard 38

damage 48 death 48

defending against opponents 47 Dereth 2 dove button 46 drinks 40 draughts 40 Drudges 58

elixirs 40, 79 emotes. See chat poses Empyrean 1 enchanters attributes and skills of 9 described 9 Endurance characters most needing 10 described 10 Examine button 36, 47 experience points 13-15, 50 exiting game 4

fellowships advantages of 85 chatting within 85 described 85 ending 87 forming 86 ignoring, accepting 86 quitting 87 fighting 44-56 Fletching 14 Focus characters most needing 11 described 11 food and drink 40 formulae, spell 73-74

game options 5

game screen elements. See back cover. gemstones 71, 77 Gharundim default skills 7 described 7 names 8

towns 17, 27, 33 Golems 58 Gromnie 58

healing kits 50 Health and damage 48 described 12 restoring 12, 49 Help 5 herbs 71,77 heritage groups described 7 names 8

starting towns 16-33 Holtburg described 19 points of interest 19 shops 19 hot keys 38

installation 2 inventory management 41 shortcuts 42 Ispar 1

Item Enchantment 68

items appraising 39 buying 42, 43 charged 39

clothing and jewelry 40 containers 41 finding 39 food and drink 40 magic items 74, 79-80 managing inventory 41 merging 41 selling 43 targeted 40 using 39

viewing price of 43 weight of 42 writable 40

jewelry 40 K

keyboard, customizing 38

Leadership skill 82 life mages attributes and skills of 9 described 9 Life Magic 68 Lifestones 48 looting opponents 48 Loyalty skill 82 Lugians 59 Lytelthorpe described 21 points of interest 21 shops in 21

magic. See also spells items 74, 79-80 practicing 70 skills for 70 tips for 76 types of 68 Magic button 71 magic items 74 magic mode 72 magical economy 70 Mana and Mana Conversion skill 69 and Mana stones 69 described 12 restoring 12 storing 69 transfusing 69 Mana Conversion 69 Mana stones 69, 80 managing inventory 41 map coordinates 34 using 34 Map panel 34 Mattekars 59 melee weapons 45 merged items 41 missile weapons 45 Mites 60 money 42 Monouga 60 monsters described 36 types of 57 Mosswarts 60 movement keys 36 MSN Gaming Zone 3

Nanto described 23 points of interest 23 shops in 23 navigation 34-36 nonplayer characters 36

Olthoi 1, 61 online Help 5 opponents assessing 47 attacking 46 defending against 47 looting 48

strategy for fighting 55 options character, sound, graphics 5 orbs 72, 80

patrons 82 Phyntos Wasps 62 player advocates 37 player characters 36 player killers 37, 46 portals 1, 36 potions 79 practice weapon 44 price of items 43 primary attributes 10 professions adventurers 10 archers 8 blademasters 9 described 8-11

TTPF

professions (continued) enchanters 9 life mages 9 sorcerers 9 vagabonds 9 warriors 10 pyreals 42

Quickness characters most needing 11 described 11

rank, allegiance 84 ranked items 84 rats 62

Reed Sharks 62 researching spells 73-74 resurrecting characters 48 Rithwic described 25 points of interest 25 shops in 25 roads 36

rogues. See vagabonds

Samsur described 27 Samsur (continued) points of interest 27 shops in 27 scarabs 71, 77 scepters 80 Sclavus 63

screen elements. See back cover.

scrolls, spell 74, 79 secondary attributes 12 Selected Item box 35 Self characters most needing 11 described 11 selling 43 settings character, sound, graphics 5 setup 2

Shallows Sharks 63 shields magic 79 strategy 55 wielding 46 Sho default skills 7 described 7 names 8

towns 23, 29, 31 shops doing business in 42 listed by town 16-33 shortcuts camera keys 35 inventory 42 movement 36 for spells 72 Shoushi described 29 points of interest 29 shops in 29 Shreth 63 skill credits 15 skills. See also attributes and skills described 13

skills (continued) how used in game 13 raising 14 specialized 14 trained 14 untrained 14 unusable 14 Skills and Attributes button 13, 50

slots Inventory 41 Components 71 Container 41 Shortcut 42 sorcerers attributes and skills of 9 described 9 specialized skills 14 spell formulae 67 spell research 73-74 spell scrolls 74 spellbook 70 spellcasters and spellbooks 70 getting started 67 starting spells 73 tips for 76 types of 67 spells cast on you 75 casting 72 components of 71 creating 73 defending against 75 duration of 73 examining 70 potency of 70 range of 72

spells (continued) scrolls 74 shortcuts for 72 starting 73 strategies for 78 tips for 76

viewing those affecting you 75 Spells in Effect button 75 splitting items 41 squelching a player 38 staffs 80 Stamina described 12 restoring 12 starting towns 16-33 story of Asheron's Call 1 strategy 55 Strength characters most needing 10 described 10 subscription to Zone 4

talismans 71-77 talking. See chatting tapers 71, 77 teleporting 36 thaumaturgy 76 technical support 6 ToolTips 39 towns Aluvian 19, 21, 25 Gharundim 17, 27, 33 identifying on map 34 Sho 23, 29, 31 starting 16-33 traveling to 36

trade notes 42 trade skills 14 trained skills 14 training credits 12, 14 training hall 34, 44 trophies 43 troubleshooting 5 Tumeroks 64 Tuskers 64

Unarmed Combat 44 Undead 65

unsquelching a player 38 untrained skills 14 unusable skills 14

vagabonds attributes and skills of 9 described 9 vassals 81-83 vendors 16-33 Virindi 66 Vitae penalty 49

wands 80 War Magic 68 warriors attributes and skills of 10 described 10 weapons appraising 45 magic 80 practice 44

weapons (continued) strategy 51 types of 45, 51-53 wielding effectively 44 weight carried 42 Wisps 66

Yanshi described 31 points of interest 31 shops in 31 Yaraq described 33 points of interest 33 shops in 33

Zefir 66 Zone ID 3 Zone creating Zone ID for 3 described 4 Help on 6

playing Asheron's Call on 4

subscribing to Asheron's Call 4

uninstalling Asheron's Call 5

Crebits

Turbine IrttertAitwietit Software Corporation

Executive Producer and Producer

Dan Scherlis

Lead Designer and Associate Producer

Toby Ragaini

Lead Server Engineer anb Producer

Tim Brennan

Lead Graphics Engineer and Lead Software Engineer

Christopher Dyl

Lead Game Systems Engineer

Andrew Reiff

Lead User Interface Engineer

Lisa H. Patacchiola

Lead Artist

Sean Huxter

Lead Technical Artist

Jason Booth

Quality Assurance Manager

Deb Kelly Matteson

Designers

Christopher Foster Eri Izawa Chris Pierson

Game Systems Engineers

Lee Berger Katie Finin Elliot Oilman Justin Quimby

Graphics Engineers

Jay DeMarrais Maximilian Montserrat Daniel O'Brien

Server/Networking Engineers

James Morris James Todd

User Interface Engineers

Michael Ferrier Annabel Sara Worthington

Artists

Joe Angell Peter A. MacDonald Michael Sheidow Zachariah Jebediah Shukan Cyril Van Der Haegen Ian Wilmoth

Quality Assurance

Jon Charette Bill Cook Sean Dickinson Natasha Swift

Community Manager

David A. Namerow

Additional Production Management

Charles Bandes James Cowgill information Systems and Technical Support

Jon Charette Keith J. Roberts

Finance and Administration

Ed Donoghue Debbie Waggenheim interns

Nathan Baughman Michael Castelle Bobo Do Jered J. Floyd Louis Hyman Sean Koriakin Christopher L'Etoile Emily Leventhal Brett Mascavage Kristen McFayden David Sanhueza Greg Slovacek Weston Smith Ronald Winter

Additional contributions from

Priscilla Chura Kwesi Davis Jeremy Gaffney Anthony Gaud Greg Hegstrom John Hood Jeff Langevin Kathy Mawn Robert Netzer Michael Newhall Mike Rubin Will Turano and

Nick Atlas David Baker Jeremy Dombrowski Mike Howrilka Kevin Langevin Mirian Crzig Lennox Zach Litvack

Jonathan Monsarrat Rickland Powell Larry Skow Zack St. Lawrence

Special thanks from Turbine to

Ed Fries

Professor Andries Van Dam Ken Wolfe and Stonegate Partners

John Pryor and Telluride Venture Partners John Hession Paul Stathacopoulos Tina Haumersen MSN Gaming Zone team Our testers and player volunteers and everyone who helped and supported us

Craft Services

Famous Pizza Golden Abacus Lambert's The Zach Shack

Microsoft Corporation

Program Manager

Matthew Ford

Product Planner

Jon Grande

Product Marketing Manager

Chris Di Cesare

Software Test Lead

Richard Thames Rowan

Test Team

Michael McCormack Scott Murray Brett Roark Marc Scattergood Brian Lemon Clay Drye Michael Hall James Sweet Christopher Blohm

Technical Support Lead

Gregory Frankovic

Setup Developer

David Shoemaker

User Assistance Lead and Editor

Carmen Almodovar

Help Developer

Robbie Booth

Print Writer

Bridget McKenna

Print Designers

Chris Lassen Andrea Heuston

Print Artists

Dale Cody Todd Lubsen Leigh Kellogg Douglas Herring

Online Artists

Todd Lubsen Dale Cody

Setup Artist

Todd Lubsen

Community and Events Coordinators

Ken Karl Alexander Jhin

Web Writer

Robert Paul Kruger

Web Artist

Heidi Shelton

Beta Coordinators

Ken Karl Jamie Spiezio

Management

Ed Fries Adam Waalkes Matthew Wilson Jon Orande Dave Steele Stuart Moulder Jo Tyo

Douglas Herring

Special thanks to

Tom Faber Krishnan Oopalan Nancy Han Alan Hartman Terry Hostetler Craig Link Coby McOuire Dave Mitchell Mona Phillips Leon Pryor Tom Riley John Smith Leo Winters Brad Wright

The rest of the Zone team Our Beta testers

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